10 Easy High Protein Breakfast Ideas

Jodi LaChance, Dietetic Intern| View Author Bio

A high-quality protein packed breakfast gives your body the fuel it needs for lasting energy throughout the day. It’s also shown to benefit muscle health and to support weight loss by increasing muscle mass, energy expenditure, satiety hormones, and glucose regulation.

Dairy remains one of the best options for including high-quality protein in your diet because of its 13 essential nutrients that increase strength and lean body mass.

Check out our list of 10 easy high protein breakfast ideas.

Greek Yogurt Waffles

These waffles are a delicious way to increase your protein intake thanks to the addition of Greek yogurt. Yogurt is known for its intestinal health benefits. It also helps build strong bones and build immunity.

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins

Using Greek yogurt in place of milk in your favorite muffin recipe is not only going to help these muffins stay moist, but it also provides added protein.

Overnight Oats

Find yourself on the run in the morning? Make this yummy dairy-packed recipe the night before to simplify your morning.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Start your morning with a protein-packed breakfast. These pancakes get an extra protein boost thanks to the cottage cheese. Even if you’re not a fan of cottage cheese on its own, you’ll be shocked at how well it blends into this simple pancake recipe.

Eggs with Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is originally from Greece; it is known for its tangy flavor and creamy texture. Cheese is a delicious way to add essential vitamins and minerals to your diet. A protein-packed breakfast of feta and eggs is going to keep you full throughout the day and can be prepared in a variety of different ways including omelets, egg cups, or in a delicious scramble.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Combining Greek yogurt and peanut butter is an easy and nutritious protein-packed breakfast option because it is packed with high-quality proteins, heart-healthy fats, and keeps you feeling full and satisfied.

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

As is the case with many dairy products, cottage cheese is a protein-packed food, having upwards of 14 grams per serving. This meal can be made in a variety of variations from sweet to savory!

Smoothie Bowl with Chia Seeds

Including dairy in a plant-based diet can help you meet your nutrient needs. Smoothie bowls are a fun plant-based breakfast with a great balance of carbohydrates and protein.

Ricotta Toast

Ricotta toast provides a ridiculously easy and delicious breakfast. Simply slather on the ricotta and add sweet or savory toppings.

Mozzarella & Avocado Toast

Cheese is a nutrient-dense food that offers many health benefits, such as reducing the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. One ounce of mozzarella cheese provides close to one-third of your daily requirement of dairy, according to USDA MyPlate.

Looking for more delicious and easy recipes? Check out some of our favorite quick recipes and expand your recipe portfolio. Still interested in exploring dairy nutrition? Read New England Dairy’s nutrition-focused blogs for the latest dairy nutrition and science.

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